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Hearts and Minds -- Documentary concerning the atrocities of the Vietnam war


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17 November 1975 (Sweden) See more »
An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Tin Chan ... Himself (as Faither Chan Tin - Saigon)
Chau Diem ... Himself - Editor of Trinh Bay Magazine

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (President of the United States) (archive footage)
David Emerson ... Himself - Concord, Massachusetts
Mui Duc Giang ... Himself - Coffin Maker
Charles Hoey ... Himself - Air Force, Saigon
Stan Holder ... Himself - Corporal, Placitas, New Mexico
Jerry Holter ... Himself - Air Force, Saigon
Vo Thi Hue ... Herself - Hung Dinh Village
William Marshall ... Himself (as Sgt. WIlliam Marshall - Detroit)
Thich Lieu Minh ... Himself - An Quang Pagoda
Van Tai Nguyen ... Himself - Hung Dinh Village
K. Barton Osborn ... Himself
Edward Sowders ... Himself - Army Deserter
Lora Sowders ... Herself
Michael Sulsona ... Himself (as Mike Sulsona)
George Trendell ... Himself (as Sgt. George Trendell)
Vo Thi Tu ... Herself - Hung Ding Village
Paul Udell ... Himself - NBC News
Van Khanh Duong ... Himself - Hung Dinh Village
Georges Bidault ... Himself (French Foreign Minister in 1954) (uncredited)
Les Brown ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Clark Clifford ... Himself (aide to President Truman 1946-1950; Secretary of Defense 1968-1969) (uncredited)
George Coker ... Himself (POW 1966-1973) (uncredited)
Ngo Dinh Diem ... Himself (President of South Vietnam) (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Foster Dulles ... Himself (Secretary of State 1953-1959) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Kay Dvorshock ... Herself (also archive footage) (uncredited)

Daniel Ellsberg ... Himself (former aide, Defense Dept., Rand Corp.) (uncredited)
Randy Floyd ... Himself (uncredited)
J. William Fulbright ... Himself (U.S. Senator, Chairman Foreign Relations Committee) (uncredited)

Helen Hayes ... Herself (film clip from 'My Son John') (uncredited)
Chi Minh Ho ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Brian Holden ... Himself (uncredited)
J. Edgar Hoover ... Himself (Director of the F.B.I.) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Henry Hull ... Himself (film clip from 'Objective Burma') (uncredited)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (President of the United States) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (U.S. Senator) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eugene McCarthy ... Himself (U.S. Senator) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joseph McCarthy ... Himself (U.S. Senator) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert Muller ... Himself (former Marine 1st. Lieutenant) (uncredited)
Khanh Nguyen ... Himself (President of South Vietnam 1964-1965) (uncredited)
Ngoc Loan Nguyen ... Himself (Chairman Mekong Conglomerate; Former Cabinet Minister) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (President of the United States) (archive footage) (uncredited)
George S. Patton IV ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Thi Kim Phuc Phan ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Walt Rostow ... Himself (aide to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson) (uncredited)
Maxwell Taylor ... Himself (Ambassador to South Vietnam 1964-1965) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry S. Truman ... Himself (President of the United States) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nguyen Van Thieu ... Himself (President of South Vietnam) (archive footage) (uncredited)
William C. Westmoreland ... Himself (Commanding General, Vietnam 1964-1968) (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Davis 
Produced by
Tom Cohen .... associate producer
Peter Davis .... producer
Richard Pearce .... associate producer
Bert Schneider .... producer
Mike Burns .... associate producer (uncredited)
Henry Lange .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Richard Pearce 
Lennart Malmer (cinematographer: North Vietnam) (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Lynzee Klingman 
Susan Martin 
Production Management
Mike Burns .... production manager (as Michael Burns)
Brennon Jones .... production manager
Sound Department
Tom Cohen .... sound
Francis Daniel .... second unit sound
Barbara Kopple .... second unit sound
Carole S. Marner .... second unit sound
Karen Mitnick .... second unit sound
James Nelson .... sound editor
Clair Noto .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Anderson .... second unit camera
Michael F. Barrow .... head gaffer (as Michael Barrows)
Ralf D. Bode .... second unit camera (as Ralph Bode)
Don Lenzer .... second unit camera
Ed Lynch .... second unit camera
Eugene Marner .... second unit camera
Editorial Department
Antoinette Cooper .... assistant editor
David Davis .... assistant editor
Bonnie Kozek .... assistant editor
Adrian Mosser .... color negative
Charles Musser .... assistant editor
Other crew
Dell Byrne .... historical film research
Pierre Cottrell .... consultant: France
Frank Davis .... feature motion picture research
Tran Hung Duo .... translator
Thomas C. Fox .... consultant: Vietnam
Barbara Gore .... translator
Brennon Jones .... research
Nguyen Si Quoc .... translator
Chips Sowerwine .... consultant: France
Le Thai To .... translator
Le Thanh Tong .... translator
Trung Trac .... translator
Ira Wohl .... production research
David Wyles .... feature motion picture research (as David J. Wyles)
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)

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112 min
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Brazil:14 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (DVD rating) | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R
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During his Oscar acceptance speech producer Bert Schneider read a letter from the head of the Viet Cong lauding his film. Bob Hope prompted Oscar host Frank Sinatra to disclaim any political statements that had been made during the show.See more »
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32 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Doesn't pull any punches, 17 August 2001
Author: rulerattray

There are certain subjects so horrendous and so important that fictionalizing them, regardless of the good intentions of the film maker, can only trivialize them. "Schindler's List", "JFK" and "The Deer Hunter" come to mind.

Give me a good documentary any time, and this is one of the best.

It takes the silly rhetoric of our leaders and juxtaposes it with images showing the horrendous results of their short-sighted policies.

If you want to know what the VietNam war was really all about, (and why so many of us were against it,) skip "Apocalypse Now", "Go Tell the Spartans" and "Full Metal Jacket" and watch this one.

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